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Les lacs de Plitvice

Les lacs de Plitvice (Croatia)

Practical information about Les lacs de Plitvice

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • River
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Caves
  • Essential
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours 30 minutes from Zadar by road
When to go
May through October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Les lacs de Plitvice

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

This magnificent natural park, a lush forest featuring turquoise waterfalls and lakes, Plitvice is also one of Croatia's most-visited locations.

My suggestion:
If you don't want to find yourself in a queue to just take a photo of the waterfalls, I would avoid visiting in summer.

Situated inland, not far from the border with Bosnia, Plitvice Lakes National Park is an incredible natural gem, where you will find a maze of turquoise lakes and waterfalls in the middle of a lush forest. The different colours and shadows give an almost unreal impression of the site, as if it had emerged from a cartoon.

I was deeply impressed by this location and believe it is an unmissable stop during any holiday in Croatia. However, I should say that the influx of tourists (especially in summer) can detract from the pleasure and interesting features of the national park. Some days, Plitvice just seems to be full, so much so that you can't really enjoy the experience. I would advise anybody looking to visit Plitvice without the stress, to visit during winter, when the trees are blanketed by a layer of powdery snow, giving the spot an enchanting impression.

Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park